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4 star review from AAJ for the new one “Fast Friends” by Doug Webb

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There is nothing as soul cleansing as bebop. Period. When you couple the music with the sunshine of Los Angeles (OK, when the smog has cleared) there is a medicinal, tonic effect to be had. Enter L.A. session saxophonist Doug Webb, a contributor to film and television, and member of big bands led by Bill Holman, Doc Severinsen, and Don Menza. Fast Friends is his eighth release for Positone. His pr ...Read More

Written by jamo

September 29th, 2018 at 3:04 pm

Why the World Needs More Folks Like David Gibson

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If you follow trombonist David Gibson on Facebook, or are FB “friends” with him, you’re likely familiar with some of his posts that cover a whole host of topics, from the power of music, to what it means to be a professional, how to act on a gig, how to communicate with people you might not agree with, etc. In these posts he is always positive, insightful, and generally optimistic. Now I ...Read More

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November 8th, 2016 at 10:34 am

All About Jazz likes what it hears on “Bright Side” by Doug Webb

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From one perspective, Doug Webb‘s Bright Side is basically twelve tracks clothed in very recognizable forms —a few varieties of soul-jazz, a couple of heartfelt ballads, a taut bossa nova, and an array of middling and up tempo straight- ahead swingers. Although the material is thoroughly enjoyable, it’s tempting to succumb to a nagging notion that its all been done countless times be ...Read More

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October 31st, 2016 at 10:22 am

Musicalmemoirs’s likes the no nonsense straight ahead jazz from David Gibson

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I have to begin this review by complimenting Positone Records. Every CD this company has sent to me reflects a high quality of jazz artists. It’s been a joy listening to each and every one of them. David Gibson is no exception to this course of excellence. “Inner Agent”, the title tune, is an original composition by Gibson and sets the mood for this entire project. It’s Straight Ahead, no ...Read More

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September 26th, 2016 at 9:42 am

Drummer/Composer Steve Fidyk is Buoyed by “Allied Forces” on New Posi-Tone Release

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One realizes just how special Allied Forces (Posi-Tone Records) by drummer/composer/bandleader Steve Fidyk is about halfway through the Monk opener, “Evidence.” This is one swinging quintet dealing with Monk’s myriad changes and convoluted thought processes in a shiny new irresistible way. It has that good new-car smell about it that hooks you right in. And it’s like that ...Read More

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August 4th, 2016 at 11:24 am

Jazz spans Continents and Cultures on Steve Fidyk’s new release

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This record company, Posi-tone Records, seems to have a group of musicians who are comrades and they make it a point to support each other by recording in concert and exchanging leaders. Just last month, I reviewed Doug Webb’s CD with most of these same players. However, on this recording, it’s the drummer who is featured as ‘leader.’ Monk’s composition, “Evidence” is a good way to b ...Read More

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August 4th, 2016 at 11:11 am

JazzdaGama is Keeping Summer Hot with 4 new Posi-Tone releases

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  The seamless, elastic world of music must surely be engaging to body and soul as if it were charting sonic events in the hot and heady days of a seemingly parallel universe. The music of a clutch of artists playing music intoxicated with the gaiety and passion for life in chance encounters and never-ending emotional thrills. These four discs lay out the sustaining power of trombone and saxo ...Read More

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August 2nd, 2016 at 8:58 am

Dusty Groove appreciates the interplay on “Allied Forces” by Steve Fidyk

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Drummer Steve Fidyk’s the leader here, and his talents really give the album a sharp sort of crackle – but we especially love the record’s interplay between the mighty Hammond talents of Brian Charette, the tenor of Doug Webb, and alto of Joseph Henson! The trio come together without any bassist at the bottom – just Charette’s work on the organ to groove things up – but the ...Read More

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July 30th, 2016 at 1:40 pm

WBGO reviews the new one by Steve Fidyk “Allied Forces”

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Drummer Steve Fidyk had some of his first rhythm tips from legendary Dave Brubeck drummer  Joe Morello. Fidyk studied hard, practicing non-stop, degrees at Wilkes College and a Masters at University of Maryland, a work ethic that rewarded with tours with the NY Voices and Woody Herman Orchestra. Fidyk’s recordings include those with the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Band, and efforts with Posi-tone ...Read More

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July 30th, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Something Else reviews gives us the truth on “Allied Forces” by Steve Fidyk

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When I state that Steve Fidyk wrote the book on big band drumming, I’m not being totally honest because he’s written many such books…. S. Victor Aaron – Something Else reviews ...Read More

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July 27th, 2016 at 10:17 pm